Courses and Academies

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Classes | Courses | Workshops

West Metro Fire offers a variety of courses, seminars and workshops. We also hold our own WMFR recruit academy for our new recruits. If you would like WMFR to conduct an academy for your department / agency.  Please feel free to contact us.. We will be happy to work with you.

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Training classroom

Courses and Academies

West Metro Fire offers a variety of standard & new courses and workshops. Classes are advertised through Facebook and Instagram, as well as to all local fire departments.  If you would like to be added to our distribution list please contact us.

In addition, WMFR collaborates with Arvada Fire Rescue and Red Rocks Community College and puts together a FREE girls camp called Camp Ember.  This is an immersive fire based camp building essential skills in young women for bold and bright futures. For more details on this visit the Camp Ember website for more information 

2019 Camp Ember Video (Campers voice)
Camp Ember Video 

We also hold our own WMFR Recruit Academy, which includes other area fire departments.  If you would like WMFR to conduct an academy for your department/agency, please feel free to contact us. We will be happy to work with you.

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Courses and Workshops

WMFR provides a variety of courses/workshops, yearly, to our members and neighboring outside fire departments.  Some of our standard courses are Technical Rescue, Peer Support, Live Fire Fixed Facility Instructor Credentialing, Active Shooter, Fire Officer, Fire Instructor, to name just a few.

 

Our courses/workshops are advertised on Facebook and Instagram, along with our distribution list to neighboring fire and police departments.

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West Metro Fire Academy

West Metro Fire Rescue (WMFR) Academy is held on an as needed basis. Please see our Firefighter Hiring page for details on our hiring process.

The West Metro Academy will provide you with every opportunity to succeed. The education, experience and training you will receive in the academy will lay a solid foundation for your career as a firefighter at West Metro or your respective agency. However, the ultimate responsibility of taking advantage of this opportunity is yours. Your goal of achieving the rank of Firefighter is entirely dependent on YOU.

To best prepare you for a career in the fire service, the academy has an extensive curriculum that includes:

A rigorous physical fitness program.

  • Extensive education.
  • Broad based hands on experience and drilling.
  • Reality based firefighting, rescue, and emergency medical scenarios.

 

The expectation of the West Metro Fire Protection District is that you master all aspects of the curriculum prior to your completion of the academy. You will be asked to perform skills competently, confidently and consistently throughout the academy. The public that we serve expects nothing less than your best, and it is incumbent on each one of you to maintain the focus needed to achieve the standards expected of you.

 

With Much Gratitude We Would Like To Thank The Following Facilities For Hosting our Graduations...

Year – Class: Graduation Facility

  • 2021-02: Dakota Ridge High School
  • 2021-01: Dakota Ridge High School
  • 2020 _Covid (No Academies)
  • 2019-01: Dakota Ridge High School
  • 2018-02: Faith Bible Church
  • 2018-01: D'Eveyln Jr/Sr High School
  • 2018-02: West Metro Fire Training & Event Center
  • 2018-01: West Metro Fire Training & Event Center
  • 2016-01: Bear Creek High School
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